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Azalea Festival events lead to weekend road closures

Events for the 75th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival will take place throughout the weekend will cause road closures.

WILMINGTON — The 75th North Carolina Azalea Festival continues through the weekend with a host of events planned throughout town. Thousands of people are expected to flock to downtown Wilmington to take part in the festivities.

When prepping to attend certain events, there are a road closures and parking tips to keep in mind.

DGX Street Fair

The Azalea Festival Street Fair will take place Friday, Apr. 8 through Sunday, Apr. 10 at the Cape Fear Community College Schwartz Center lot, adjacent to the Wilson Center.

Street Fair event times:

  • Friday, 4/8 – 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, 4/9 – 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, 4/10 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

The associated street closures due to the Street Fair are as follows:

  • Brunswick Street between North Third Street & North Front Street
  • Hanover Street between North Second Street & North Front Street
  • North Second Street between Hanover Street & North Front Street
  • North and southbound North Front Street between Hanover Street & Brunswick Street

Dollar General Parade

The Dollar General Parade will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 9. The parade will begin at the intersection of Third and Market streets and move along Third Street, ending at Bladen Street. A map of the parade route can be found here.

Road closures for the parade are as follows:

  • Front Street (Between Orange Street & Castle Street)
  • North Front Street (Between North Third Street/ Davis and Walnut streets) *Late closure 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Second Street (Between Orange Street & Castle Street)
  • Third Street (Between Davis Street, North Front Street, & Castle Street)
  • Fourth Street (Between Red Cross Street & Castle Street)
  • Harnett Street (Between Fourth Street and North Front Street)
  • Bladen Street ( Between Fourth Street and Second Street)
  • Brunswick Street (Between Fourth Street and Second Street)
  • Hanover Street (Between Fourth Street and Second Street)
  • Campbell Street (Between Fourth Street and Second Street)
  • Red Cross Street (Between Fourth Street and Second Street)
  • Walnut Street (Between Fifth Avenue and Second Street)
  • Grace Street (Between Fifth Avenue and Second Street)
  • Chestnut Street (Between Fifth Avenue and Second Street)
  • Princess Street (Between Fifth Avenue and Second Street) *Late closure 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Market Street (Between Fifth Avenue and Second Street)
  • Dock Street (Between Fifth Avenue and Second Street)
  • Orange Street (Between Fifth Avenue and Second Street)
  • Ann Street (Between Fifth Avenue and Water Street)
  • Nun Street (Between Fifth Avenue and Water Street)
  • Church Street ((Between Fifth Avenue and Surry Street)
  • Surry Street (Between Church Street and Castle Street)

Parking

  • On-street meters free: Friday 5 p.m. – Monday 9 a.m.
  • Convention Center $10 flat rate: Friday 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Market Street/River Place/Second Street Decks $10 flat rate: Friday 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • All city decks $10 flat rate: Saturday 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • City parking lots, daily posted rates

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